years ago this April, Jill Robinson first walked onto a bear bile farm. On that day in April 1993, Jill could have walked away, but she chose to act and do what she could. Today, you also have a choice. If everyone reading this donated just US$20, it would pay for the care of over 150 bears at our China sanctuary for a full year. Please help us celebrate 20 years of progress. Donate US$20 today (or whatever you can afford).
Two “Citi Professor Paws Educational Fun Days” were held during the year with over 300 children in attendance. The Educational Fun Days are a unique opportunity for Hong Kong children to meet new friends in a fun environment while learning about animal welfare.
The first Fun Day was held on 17 November 2007 at Ma On Shan Ling Liang Primary while the second was held at Tai Po at HKTA Ng Lai Wo Memorial School on 3 May 2008.
Each Pet Cadet at the fun day gets to spend a morning or afternoon with one of our wonderful dog teachers - Professor Mac, big and furry - but don’t let his size fool you, this lovely boy has a soft and gentle heart; Professor Baby, small in stature with a BIG personality; Professor Equal who has been with us faithfully since 2005 and is an old hand at charming the students. The students learn the importance of caring for, loving and respecting all animals while also learning some practical aspects of pet care such as how to safely meet and greet a dog and also how to feed, brush and walk a dog.
All of the Pet Cadets participate in group learning activities with interactive worksheets and games. Each Pet Cadet was taught how to sing and dance “The Pet Cadet Song” and all without fail, participated with great energy in the Pet Cadet Group Song Competition!
At the end of both fun days, the newly graduated Pet Cadets were all thrilled to have been able to participate in such a special and unique opportunity to interact with our very special dogs, meet new friends and have some fun. All of the children asked that we come back and visit them soon.
Thank you to all of our wonderful volunteers who have helped make the programme such a success.